I hadn’t heard of Looper until today, but when I was browsing YouTube it came up in new videos uploaded today or something and because it had such a stupid title and because Joseph Gordon Levitt (has he made a bad movie?) I just had to click on it. And yeah, get this – it actually looks pretty good.
Turns out a Looper is an assassin who kills people that are sent back in time by the mob. Right. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays one of these loopers who’s just having a ball doing his job, and probably delivering some moody and edgy voiceovers as he carries out the hits too explaining the premise behind the film. Anyway, all that goes tits up when one of the guys sent back in time for him to whack turns out be himself in the future. Holy moses! How’s he gonna get out of this one?
The situation isn’t helped by the fact that Bruce Willis plays the older version of Joseph Gordon Levitt. I mean, Bruce Willis doesn’t look anything like Joseph Gordon Levitt? Dumb. Having said that though in the picture I used on this post Joseph Gordon Levitt doesn’t look much like Joseph Gordon Levitt. He looks like a mutant version of Alec Baldwin or something.
I guess it doesn’t really sound that good, but the trailer is pretty badass. It’s written and directed by Rian Johnson – who made Brick which is probably one of my favourite movies – though so it’s probably going to be good. I’m just excited about a movie where people say ‘looper’ a lot – what a stupid ass word. You would have thought Johnson could have come up with a better name for it huh?